On December 3, 2016 the 12th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards were handed out to a number of amazing artists. Vineland's own David Gillis took home the Producer of the Year award for his work on new Hamiltonian Corin Raymond's latest album, Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams.
David had the folowing to say on his Facebook page: "I want everyone to know I never could have won "The CFMA, Producer of the Year" award without Corin Raymond's great songs, his relentless pursuit of perfection and his authenticity as an artist!"
Links: David Gillis, More David Gillis Stories, Corin Raymond, More Corin Raymond Stories, , Video above courtesy of Gilmour Street Music Hall
The only multiple winner of the night was Folk veteran, David Francey, who won for Solo Artist of the Year ans Contemporary Album of the Year.
Links: David Francey, More David Francey stories, Video above courtesy of David Francey
Here's a complete list of winners.
- Producer(s): David Gillis (Corin Raymond)
- Solo Artist: David Francey
- Contemporary Album: David Francey: Empty Train
- New/Emerging Artist: Hillsburn
- Pushing the Boundaries: Kaia Kater
Video above courtesy of 977WEXT
- English Songwriter(s): Donovan Woods
- Contemporary Singer: Jadea Kelly
- Ensemble: The East Pointers
- Young Performer: Nick Earle and Joe Coffin
- French Songwriter(s): Les soeurs Boulay
- Aboriginal Songwriter(s): Twin Flames
- World Group: Sultans of String
- World Solo Artist: Willy Rios
- Traditional Album: Yann Falquet and Pascal Gemme: Princes et Habitants
- Traditional Singer: Chaim Tannenbaum
- Instrumental Group: The Andrew Collins Trio
- Instrumental Solo Artist: Duane Andrews
- Vocal Group: Musique à bouches
- Children's Album: The Kerplunks: Pants and Mammals
- Unsung Hero: Steve Edge, Rogue Folk Club
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners
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